Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls are the traditional birthstone for June. As you probably know, they are formed inside the tissue of a living mollusk (either an oyster or a mussel), so they are considered gems but not stones. White and cream are most common, but black and gray pearls are...

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Gemstone of the Month: Diamonds

  The official birthstone for April is the diamond. It also marks the 60th anniversary of marriage. As a matter of fact, it’s also my birthstone, so I can’t help but be a little partial! I love the look of colored stones, but I also...

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A Look at Julie’s Garden: A New Collection

In my most recent newsletter, I shared the story of a custom hairpiece I created for a client. When the project was complete, I realized the individual components were strong enough to stand on their own, and so they have evolved into a new collection I call...

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Go for Garnets!

It’s January, and I think garnets are perfect for this month’s birthstone. They are so deep and rich…a wonderful complement to our heavy sweaters and dark colors here in Maine! Don’t have a birthday in January? According to some traditions,...

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Happy New Year!

  I would like to extend an enormous thank you and wish everyone a very Happy New Year!  2018 marks an important personal milestone: with your generous support, I will be celebrating ten years as a full-time artist! During winter/spring of 2018, I will be...

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